We Plug GOOD Music presents 'A Prelude to the Future' (Press Release)


A Prelude to the future

A collection of sound recordings featuring 20 emerging artists in

This Mixtape contains an array of passionate expression sonically captured in an element of these artists’ historical journey.

‘Good music perfectly relays what the author innately feels or intends to convey.’ - We Plug Good Music

A Prelude to the Future is that definitive window into the pool of the most current and distinguished artists and music that you should know about.

Since February 2009, We Plug GOOD Music has consistently provided its online community with the very best emerging music from all around the world vis-a-vis plugging these emerging artists to a wider range of audiences via its’ websites & online radio show as well as bringing quality live music to diverse audiences in and around London (UK) & Lagos (Nigeria) via their ‘One Mic’ showcases.

'We Plug GOOD Music' has established an online presence successfully plugging the emerging music that commercial radio doesn’t play, Aiming to push the true artform of music and NOT necessarily what the industry calls 'good' & in their consistent, continuous bid & effort to keep plugging the best of NEW & EMERGING Performing Artistes, they’ve come together with 20 of the most promising emerging artists to create ‘The Future is NOW’ project beginning with this ‘A Prelude to the Future’ mixtape

A Prelude to the Future features 20 of the best emerging artists that we have come across over the last year from all around the word & Specifically hand-picked from the ever-budding global Emerging Music scene is an array of amazing Soul, Hip-Hop and Spoken Word artists from all around the world (with exclusive and unreleased material) including...

REMOT (pronounced Remote), who is an Emerging Hip-Hop producer from Massachusetts, winner of the Hip-Hop DX  American Gangster ReMixtape Contest and long-term collaborator with World-renowned DJs/Producers Mick Boogie & Terry Urban on amazing projects such as the MTV, VH1 & Entertainment Weekly’sfeatured Viva La Hova, the Jay-Z & Coldplay mash-up mixtape that was endorsed by both Jay-Z & Chris Martin. His accomplishments also include production forChip tha Ruler, Kidz in the Hall, U-N-I & Grammy-Nominated K-Os amongst others. Look out for the release of his Instrumental LP presented by Mick Boogie,Kevin Nottingham & AnmlHse.

We also feature UK-based Electro/Indie/Hip-Hop Artist SHADEZ (The Misfit) on this project, fresh off of his feature on Channel 4’s EVO Music Rooms sponsored byFIAT where he was hailed as one of the UK’s BEST unsigned artists, his in-store performance at the brand new CASIO G-SHOCK EAST Store in London, as well as performing at the astounding Love Box festival alongside class-acts like Duran Duran & N.E.R.D in 2009. Look out for his debut EP, ‘Shadez the Man that Fell to Earth’ which is out shortly.

Zayna Daze, a spoken word artist, experimental singer & instrumentalist from East London who draws her musical influences from Alicia Keys and The Carpenters. Having successfully won several UK-circuit poetry slams (Farrago) & participated in the BBC 4 2009 Poetry Slam, Zayna has released two collaborative efforts with lyricist and co-producer Cloudfistconceptz in the last year, successfully fusing music & spoken word on their ‘Cloudy Daze’ volumes. Look out for her first Solo EP project ‘The Black Sugar Project’ out in November 2010.

Also featured is emerging Nigerian ‘Alternative Soul’ Singer/Song-writerBEZ, a natural performer with a charismatic and playful stage presence who has previously opened for International Sensation, Asa & performed alongside Nigeria’s premiere artists like Tuface9ice & D’Banj as well as World-renowned Hip-Hop/Soul singer,Nneka. Bez also took part in the Nigerian leg of the 2009’s Hennessy Artistry Series which culminated in the Series Finale in NYC featuring the legendary Common &The Roots.

Joining us also on this journey as special guests are Portland, Oregon based Alternative Hip-Hop duo Moxie Black, fresh off of the success of their DJ Booth presented debut Promo album ‘How Did This Happen?’ with one of our favourite records of that album.

You will also get to hear new, exclusive, previously unheard & some re-released material from some of the finest emerging artists we’ve been privileged to work with, in the genres of Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B & Spoken Word from all around the world including emerging America’s fast-rising underground Hip-Hop and R&B artists Remot,MidianEOM & Emay, UK Soul, Spoken-word & Hip-Hop artists Shanaz Dorsett, GREEDS, AKS & Chockz the Rapper, The BB architects, Nigeria’s own fast-rising Artists Waje, Kel & Naira and so much more in this 20-track opus & ode to EMERGING MUSIC.

This mixtape contain specially selected artists with real GOOD music for your listening pleasure... We want you to get to know these artists as we believe they are the FUTURE... Nothing more can be said on paper without you actually hearing the music so please PRESS PLAY below:

<a href="http://wepluggoodmusic.bandcamp.com/album/a-prelude-to-the-future">A Prelude to the Future by We Plug GOOD Music</a>

We Plug GOOD Music presents: A Prelude to the Future is NOW available for FREE download at: http://www.wepluggoodmusic.bandcamp.com

For further information, press + artist enquiries, please contact:
Ayodele Adepoju

We Plug 2 Y.O.U... Kae Sun - Lion on a Leash

Hello Guys. TGIF!!!! No seriously, Thank God it’s Friday. I feel like a drink and its 2am in the morning but moving on. This week the boss gave me an assignment that I just was not feeling. Not because the album wasn’t great, but I just wasn’t in the space of mind for that genre of music. Does that ever happen to you? I go entire weeks not wanting to listen to a certain genre of music; you know blues, or country or anything soulful. Sometimes it’s my cherished hip-hop/rap at which point I think the end is near btw.  But the boss was not trying to give me a week off, he quickly sent me something else cos he knew my ass was happy about the whole situation and I’m so glad he did. You see this email has been in my inbox since July. What is it now? September!  Like seriously, I’m a bad employee. But, better late than never right? Right! Let me introduce you then to Kae Sun.

Toronto-based & Ghana-born Kae Sun is a soulful folk musician who draws on modern hip-hop, classic rock, and traditional African music genres to create a distinct, dynamic sound of his own. I believe this is the first African that is Non Nigerian on our blog. #teamAfrica. He is blessed with a gift, Kae Sun is. I have repeated his album Lion on a Leash three times and I just got it a couple hours ago. Every song is done with perfection; it was very hard for me to pick just three for this post. So guess what I did? I picked four. Yes we can.

In a world filled with music by the likes of Soulja boy and the rest it’s great to see artists with a message in their song like Kae Sun in his song 'Too Young, Too Soon'.  In this song he reminds us that the world is watching and we have too much to lose for us to keep fighting.  “But we can’t keep reaching for love from a distance”. Plus is it just me or is the sound Fela or Femi Kuti reminiscent? For the first half his album you could hear that indigenous African sound and I loved that.
This next song, 'Going the Distance' is “it” for me. So sweet and so powerful because you can just hear the honesty in it. Plus is it just me again or is this song so John Mayer ish? I love John Mayer and dare I say Kae Sun went one up over him with this song. I love the simplicity in the lyrics of this song as well. It’s a very beautiful thing to hear a man speak of a woman and of love in this way. “It’s a sure bet that nothings gonna change, you got my respect you can lay all doubts to rest and it’s a sure sign that heavens on our side this way, come what may I’m going the distance with you, all the way”. Great song.

Have I said this yet? This guy is GOOD.  If he is the one playing the guitar in this song below, 'Blow at the Stars' as well, then he deserves a standing ovation or a round of applause at the very least. I hate to do the comparison to John Mayer again, really I do and it’s not in the voice it’s in the music and the lyrics. If I could request any song for him to perform, it would definitely be this one. This is so soulful to me and still great enough for people who are not fans of this genre. Your loss btw.  “A man without a shadow is a man without a conscience”.

Just when you think you are done and still trying to appreciate how versatile an artist Kae Sun is, you hear 'On the Lookout'. After you listen to this song, I think you should go over to youtube to peep the video.  The creativity of the video is so telling of this guy’s work. Due props to the producer, director and all those behind the scenes of course. I just love how he was able to bring it back to the sounds of today. “Why everybody got that mask on? Try hard to be anonymous, too many ways to be discovered”

I really loved this album. Death to the skip button on it as well. You definitely need to support Kae Sun and have this album in your library if you are a lover of good music. If you live in Canada, i'm so envious because he is performing all over in the next couple months. Get dates to his perfomance here. So tell me guys what do you think? Will love to hear your feedback.

Purchase: Kae Sun - Lion on a Leash

And i'm out till next week

Peace, Love and Good Music


Good day folks. How's it going?. You can't possibly be as busy as i am right now, could you? Deadlines on everything while moving apartments. I am shedding pounds like you won't believe it, but i ain't complaining :). Let's skip the small talk then because trust me when i say i'm behind schedule and lets get right to the music.

Here at WE PLUG there are certain artists that we (collectively) are not afraid to say we are partial to. #SueUs. One such artist is the very talented, mesmerizing, Nigerian (#teamNigeria all day people) and handsome spoken word lyricist G.R.E.E.D.S. No stranger to our site because he is an extremely hard worker bringing out 3 samplers prior to this that i am about to share with you. The kid goes hard.

G.R.E.E.D.S & Producer NUTTY P Present Sampler 4, a very different vibe from anything they have done so far. This you can tell was a more fun project and on first listen i wasn't sure how i felt. You see when you are used to someone's pattern you don't immediately know how to react to the unexpected change. I decided I needed the perfect time, the perfect environment to listen to this and 3 songs into it, I was impressed. He changed up his style without losing any of the passion that makes him so good.

I listen to a lot of spoken word artists but not many of them can pull it off over music. Some of the beats on here where for true rappers and others for true R 'n'B artists. Dude went in on over B.O.B's airplane. Like seriously!!!! Dude goes hard. However, when one experiments there is sure to be one or two that might not exactly "gel" you know!! mix right. One such song is Crying Lightening. It just didn't work for me and I might be wrong, it might be the best song on there for you. Let me know guys. What do you think? & Talking about working for me, here are some of the songs that did...

My favorite song on here is Ready. When you listen it won't be hard to see why. Inmymind i'm a rapper, lol so i love beats that have your car bouncing like you see them all over the streets of Detroit, head bumping. And this is the killer for me, he goes "I kid you not, with every fiber that i eat through, acapella or with a beat i remain connected, umbilical, need them not to separate cause i cannot imagine a life without a music pen pad or headphones i swear i'll go crazy". iLove it and the hook is so hype, I've had this song on repeat all day.

<a href="http://greeds.bandcamp.com/track/ready">Ready by Greeds</a>

If you listen to no other song on this sampler, you have gotta listen to AURA. Yes it is that good it needs to be capitalized. Like who does spoken word over such a beat. Pure madness i tell you, lets just say G.R.E.E.D.S is a very bold guy. I really can't say much about this song, you tell me what you think. "My Aura is bright and bold, wicked and bad"

<a href="http://greeds.bandcamp.com/track/aura">Aura by Greeds</a>

And last but not least, the song that gets every emotion in me, I am after all female, and makes me want to be with my man right this minute is URGE. Fellas, you're looking for a song to set that romantic mood and to give your girl a hint of what you have planned in store for her then I urge you (all pun intended) to get this song. Sigh. I would be in love with G.R.E.E.D.S just for this song if I wasn't already in love with another. Spoken word at its best people.

<a href="http://greeds.bandcamp.com/track/urge">Urge by Greeds</a>

That's it people. Download this free sampler right now and enjoy every minute of it. Infact do yourself a favor and download the previous samplers as well. And we will be sure to bring to your attention the next sampler as well, because I trust he will be out with one or two more before the year ends.

And i'm out till next week.

Peace, Love and Good Music

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